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Neuroscience or Cognitive Biotechnology (CBT) increasingly being militarized and weaponized.

Neuroscience (or neurobiology) is the scientific study of the nervous system.  It is a multidisciplinary branch of biology that combines physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, developmental biology, cytology, mathematical modeling and psychology to understand the fundamental and emergent properties of neurons and neural circuits.   Neuroanatomists studied the brain’s shape, its …

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Military Smart and Intelligent textiles improve performance of soldiers enhancing their mobility, survivability and connectivity

The past few years have seen the introduction of a number of wearable technologies, from fitness trackers to smart watches but with the increasing use of smart textiles, wearables are set to become ‘disappearables’ as the devices merge with textiles. Unlike today’s ‘wearables’ tomorrow’s devices will be fully integrated into …

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DARPA PTG will develop AI Assistants partner Military Personnel in executing complex tasks

Today, military personnel are expected to perform a growing number of complex tasks while interacting with increasingly sophisticated machines and platforms. Mechanics, for example, are asked to repair more types of increasingly sophisticated machines and platforms, and Medics are asked to perform an expanded number of procedures over extended periods …

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DARPA Cornucopia to produce palatable food from microorganisms for soldiers

With nutritional status being central to success in battle, food technology has long been considered an enabler for military operations. Food technology has been instrumental in ensuring that troops remain “fit to fight”. Early military leaders realised that how well their men were fed played a crucial role in success …

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Smart 3D printed combat helmet for soldiers

More than 430,000 U.S. service members were diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury from 2000 to 2020, and up to 35% of men and women in the military have suffered a concussion during combat. Now, researchers are working to modernize the standard issue military helmets, using the latest technology to save …

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Man portable military systems require Low Power Electronics technologies

The vision for the future soldier is to be combat effective and also highly mobile, adaptive, networked, sustainable with total battle space situation awareness and information assurance. Therefore, he is equipped with night- vision goggles, radios, smartphones, GPS, infrared sights, a laptop as well as batteries to power them.   …

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Neurotechnology race to develop Brain Computer Interface (BCI) to reduce soldier’s cognitive load and controlling multiple military robots with speed of thought

Neurotechnology is an umbrella term for a range of technologies which interact directly with the brain or nervous system. This can include systems which passively scan, map or interpret brain activity, or systems which actively influence the state of the brain or nervous system.   Governments and the private sector …

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DARPA ENVision developing next-generation Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) which are compact, multi-band, and wide-FOV

For decades U.S. warfighters have benefitted from advanced night-vision technology, allowing pilots to fly low-level missions on pitch-black nights and ground forces to conduct operations against adversaries in the dark. Traditional Night Vision Goggle (NVG) systems provide the wearer with enhanced visibility in low-light conditions by exploiting the natural near-infrared …

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US DOD developing Mobile and sensor technologies for continuous, real-time assessment of the health and performance of warfighter on the battlefield

As militaries are expected to operate in diverse environments – from Arctic to urban landscapes – developing materials, technologies and capabilities that enable soldiers to survive and thrive has become ever more important. The most critical component to success on the battlefield is the warfighter, therefore around the world, armies …

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DARPA WASH built Smartphone App for continuous assessment of Warfighter readiness and predict Illness or Injury

Around the world, armies are recognizing the importance of maximizing the effectiveness of Soldiers physically, perceptually, and cognitively. Militaries are therefore studying effects of frustration, mental workload, stress, fear and fatigue on both cognitive and physical performance.   Early detection of illness and injury often yields a better prognosis. For …

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